Archives for January 2014

Colorful Characters of Sheridan

A Harper’s Weekly correspondent wrote vividly of the colorful characters inhabiting Sheridan. One was named “Ascension Stephen,” due to his following of the Millerite Christian sect that had set 1844 as the year that Christ would return. Stephen would climb the Twin Buttes on occasion to wait expectantly, carrying a saloon tablecloth.. According to the...

Ghost Town of Sheridan

How much do you know about the ghost town of Sheridan? This notorious railroad town sprang up just to the east of what we call the Twin Buttes in Logan County. In existence for 15 months in the years 1868-1869, it attracted a population of 2,000 rowdy souls during the time that the Kansas Pacific Railroad...